Category: Current Affairs

Raghunandan Money Honoured With Krishi Pragati Awards 2017 by NCDEX

Why in news ? National Commodity& Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), the only commodity exchange in the country promoted by national level institutions, has awarded Raghunandan Industries Pvt Ltd with Krishi Pragati Awards 2017in an event held in Delhi on 7th September, 2017. About news ? This awarded to appreciate the outstanding contribution made by Raghunandan […]

74th Venice Film Festival Awards 2017

Why in news ? The 74th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 30 August to 9 September 2017. About news ? Themost important award is the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and considered one of the most prestigious film awards, like the Golden Palm in Cannes and the Golden Bear of Berlin. […]

India, Japan partnership can stimulate global economy, says PM Modi

Why in news ? Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe lay the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai on Thursday morning. About news ? The Rs 1.10 trillion train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is expected to be completed by 2022. They laid the foundation stone […]

Chennai-Vladivostok sea route: India’seffort to counter China’s OBOR could soon get a big Russian helping hand

Why in news ? India is planning to launch major connectivity initiative, connecting Chennai with key Russian port Vladivostokvia sea route with an aim to harness natural resources from Northeast Asia and Western Pacific region. About news ? The proposed maritime route can be transformed into a corridor that could juxtapose with Indo-Japan Pacific to […]

Hindi day being celebrated across the country today

Why in news ? Hindi day is being celebrated across the country today. It was on this day in 1949 that the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the country. About news ? President Ram Nath Kovind will give away Rajbhasha awards for the Year 2016-17 at a […]

Bharti Airtel, SK Telecom Team up

Why in news ? Telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom of Korea have announced a strategic partnership under which Airtel will leverage the latter’s expertise to build advanced telecom network in India. About news ? SK Telecom is Korea’s largest telecommunications company. The two companies will also collaborate on an ongoing basis to […]

Turkey Signs Deal to Buy Russian S-400 Missile Systems

Why in news ? Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buyS-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, according to the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. About news ? The accord for the surface-to-air missile defence batteries is Ankara’s most significant pact with a non-NATO supplier.

Sri Lankan President Sacks Deputy Tourism Minister

Why in news ? Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked hisdeputy Tourism Minister Arundika Fernando for allegedly defying the party leadership. About news ? He is the second top Minister removed from the government in less than a month. The President’s Office stated Arundika Fernando has been dismissed from his portfolio with immediate effect. […]

Eminent jurist Tahir Mahmoodwas awarded the prestigious N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award 2017

Why in news ? Eminent jurist Tahir Mahmood was awarded the prestigious N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award 2017 for his distinguished services to legal education and the legal profession on the occasion of Law Teachers’ Day celebrations. About news ? The function was organized by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) […]

Halimah Yacob to be sworn in as Singapore’s 8th president

Why in news ? Madam Halimah Yacob is now Singapore’s president-elect, after submitting her paperwork for the presidential election on Wednesday (Sept 13), and will be sworn in on Thursday (Sept 14). About news ? She became the country’s first female President and the first in five decades to come from the Malay ethni city.  […]